The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout our country and induce unparalleled harm. In its wake, it is anticipated that claims will ensue as various injuries and damages are addressed in the form of personal injury and commercial litigation. Exposure will undoubtedly be attributed to various entities including premises owners, employers, service providers and product manufacturers from various industries such as:
- Commercial Premises Including Retail, Operations and Office Space;
- Residential Premises;
- Airports, Train Stations and Maritime Ports;
- Cruise Lines;
- Travel Organizers;
- Shipping Companies;
- Fitness Centers and Gyms;
- Entertainment Facilities;
- Public Transportation and Commuting Entities;
- State and Municipal Governments; and
- Manufacturers of Protective Equipment, Cleaning Agents and Sanitizers.
Maron Marvel’s experience in handling toxic tort, commercial and other liability claims, no matter the form or substance of exposure involved, will be vital to successfully defending any tort actions arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, derivative claims resulting from social distancing policies need to be recognized and addressed accordingly. For example, the shuttering of countless premises for extended periods of time will likely cause the stagnation of water in plumbing systems, resulting in an increase in the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria. The risks involved with the COVID-19 pandemic will emerge and develop rapidly. Maron Marvel has dealt with all of the legal issues involved in this type of exposure-related litigation and has the ability to adapt and tackle them as they evolve.